A Beautiful World

October 18, 2012

Dr. Oz Sugar detox!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Combo
This tasty duo will satisfy even the most voracious sweet tooth. Melt a bar of dark chocolate and mix it into a jar of organic peanut butter. Leave it in the fridge so that it cools and the flavors blend. When a sugar craving strikes, have a spoon. One spoonful has 4.5 grams of sugar. Compare this to your average brownie with a whopping 30 grams of sugar, and you’re well on your way to shaking your sugar habit in healthy ways you never thought possible!

Dr. Oz Stuffed Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash, washed, cut in half with the seeds removed
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1/2 cup chopped mushroom
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp chopped sundried tomato
4 cloves of chopped garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place your squash onto a baking sheet.  Brush oil on the squash. Salt and pepper and bake for about 45 mins.

In a sauté pan, add in oil and the garlic, mushroom, and peppers. Sauté for 5-7 mins. Add the salt and pepper after the vegetables are done.

Cook quinoa according to instructions and place in a large bowl.

Take out the squash from the oven, to add in your mixture.

In the bowl with the quinoa, add the mushrooms and peppers, the feta, and sundried tomato. Mix well, and add the stuffing into the squash. You will have leftovers, so don't worry about not getting the stuffing all in the squash. Place your squash into the oven for 5-10 mins, more if you want your squash well done.

Dr. Oz bean burger!

Serves 2

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 cups cooked or canned red or pink beans, no-salt-added or low-sodium, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup minced onion
2 tbsp low sodium ketchup
1 tbsp wheat germ or old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp chili powder

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet with a little olive oil on a paper towel.

Chop the sunflower seeds in a food processor or with a hand chopper. Mash the beans in the food processor or with a potato masher and mix with the sunflower seeds. Mix in the remaining ingredients and form into two patties.

Place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, until you can pick up each patty and compress it firmly in your hands to re-form the burger. Return the patties to the baking sheet, bottom side up, and bake for another 10 minutes.

If desired, these may be done on a grill. Serve on small whole grain pitas or buns with lettuce, tomato and chopped red onion or on a bed of lettuce with tomato and chopped red onion.

October 2, 2012


Check out this before and after.  The color needed to change because they were moving and needed to make the space a little more neutral.  I found this on pinterest and there was no blog attached to the pin, so I can't give the blogger credit but I love how much more neutral it became, even with BLUE! And yes, the window treatments and blinds moved higher definitely makes the space seem larger.  Isn't it beautiful?